Saturday, 1 November 2014

Tibby's portrait and my review in Discover Art Magazine

This week I finished the portrait that I had offered as a prize in my give-away a couple of months ago. 

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Tibby - acrylic on canvas 5 x 5 inches
I was really pleased to discover the winner was a cat as it's been a while since I've painted any feline fur babies and I was honoured to be able to paint Tibby as I discovered that it would actually be a memorial portrait of a much loved cat who has sadly passed away. It was clear from our correspondence how much Tibby's person, Wendy, loved and missed her and so it seemed like fate that her's was the name picked to win the pet portrait. 

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The beautiful Tibby - photo by Tibby's person

In other news, the Postcard Challenge winnters were announced in Discover Art magazine's November issue along with the review I wrote on my painting holiday with Ashley Hanson. You can read both below, if you like (& if the writing isn't too small!) or you can also subscribe free to Discover Art Magazine digital issues which means you can read it in larger font and get a heap of useful arty information at the same time!

Discover Art Magazine

Discover Art Magazine - my review of the painting holiday

Discover Art Magazine - my review of the painting holiday

Thanks, as always for popping by and I'll be back mid week with another impressionistic landscape.


  1. You did a fantastic interpretation for the custom painting. Wow, Nicola. You're just growing leaps and bounds in your art! So excited for you!

  2. Absolutely amazing! I LOVE that the winner got a painting that you know she will cherish forever - and the painting in and of itself is just beautiful. AND congratulations on your publications!! That's so cool! xoox

  3. What a fabulous prize to win and your postcard is so well painted. Huge congratulations!
    Your painting of the cat is lovely, so realistic and true to the photograph.

  4. Love your feline pet portrait! They must have been chuffed to bits! And lets hope you get a flurry of commissions now you've been published! :0)

  5. What a great job you did with Tibby. A beautiful kitty. And congratulations on your story in the magazine!

  6. I'm sure Tibby's Mum is so moved by this gorgeous memorial portrait of her beloved cat. Again, congrats on first place-totally deserved Nic! Great article too.


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